“Privacy After Hours” will be coordinated Jan. 28 by the law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden, in collaboration with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), to open the conversation around cyber security and data protection.
The gathering offers a chance for professionals in the data and information security fields to meet and discuss privacy issues, challenges and ideas. The event, 5-7 p.m. at Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse, 401 E Main St., is part of SKO’s effort to increase awareness of cyber security issues from all angles: legal, regulatory and business.
“The credit card breach affecting Target customers over the holidays served as a loud reminder that the more we rely on digital services, the more we open ourselves to compromising security and private information,” said Doug Brent, a member of SKO’s Louisville office. “With at least three separate privacy-related bills already before the Kentucky General Assembly this month, information privacy and cyber security will be two of the most important concerns of Kentucky businesses this year.”
The IAPP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive information privacy community and resource. The not-for-profit has more than 14,000 members in 83 countries. SKO is the local facilitator for the event which is being held in cities worldwide on Data Privacy Day.
SKO also recently formed a new practice, Privacy & Information Security, to focus on these increasingly frequent and often highly consequential, complex matters. Some members of the practice hold the IAPP’s globally recognized Certified Information Privacy Professional designation.
“SKO has worked on data and privacy matters for years, but the business demand has now grown to the point that we chose to place greater emphasis on it and become Certified Information Privacy Professionals,” Brent said.
The event is open to the public and required reservations may be made online at https://www.privacyassociation.org/afterhours.
Attendees are responsible for their refreshments.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC provides diverse legal services to local, national and international clients. With more than 145 attorneys, SKO has offices in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort and Owensboro, KY, as well as Evansville, IN and Greater Pittsburgh, PA. SKO prides itself on raising the practice of law to an art and is characterized by a commitment to client success and community engagement. For more information, visit www.skofirm.com.
About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally More information about the IAPP is available at www.privacyassociation.org.